Themes

The main themes covered in this report are:

Demographics
Geopolitics and international relations
Economics
Society and politics
Climate change
Ecology
Global public health
Technology
Disasters and critical risks

 

Then we look at a number of subsidiary issues and unforeseeables:

Urbanisation and development
Resources and energy
Pollution and toxicity threats
Agriculture and food
Resources
Defining moments and shifts
‘Black Swans’

 

Then we look at ‘outside the box’ perspectives:

Alternative sciences and thinking
The Astrology of our Times
Organic/Permaculture thinking
Prepping/Survivalism/Back to Nature movements
The Occupy and Social Forum movements
Conspiracy and background power
Ethnic and shamanic sources
Religious beliefs and viewpoints

 

And we look at four illustrative scenarios for 2050:

1. disastrous;
2. difficult;
3. manageable;
4. transformative.

 

We finish with:

Things ordinary people can do
Adaptation and mitigation advisories
Conclusion

NEXT: Further Thoughts